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Search Party: “Murder!” / “Conspiracy” Season 2 Episodes 1 and 2 Review

A darker tonal shift makes for some promising new storylines for Search Party‘s second season.

Justice League Review: Good News and Bad News

Whether he understands it, or knows how to communicate it, or not, Zach Snyder is fascinated by the philosophy surrounding superheroes. That’s why he made Watchmen. That’s why he made Batman v.

American Horror Story: Cult: “Great Again” Season Finale Review

Cult ends its run in the most on-the-nose way possible…but it totally works.

I, Tonya Review: Taking Back the Truth

What’s left to be said about Tonya Harding that hasn’t been said already? A lot actually, when society advances a couple decades and you re-direct the point of view. In terms of

Thelma Review: Blue is an ‘Unbreakable’ Color

The simplest way to describe Thelma is as taking a traditional superhero origin story and a restrained LGBTQ romance and smashing them together and giving the result and arthouse spin. But Norwegian director Joachim

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Review: Frances McDormand Leads a Small-Town Tale About More Than Revenge

The sequence of events in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri almost make it feel like a true story. One could say, the story is so ridiculous that it must be true. But

Ranking the Films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Thor: Ragnarok‘s release this past week marks the continuation of Marvel’s “Phase Three” (I like to think of the “phases” as seasons of the most expensive TV show ever made). Since 2008,

Thor: Ragnarok Review: A Neon, Rainbow Coat of Paint for the God of Thunder

Of the major Marvel sub-series, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) hasn’t quite found the winning combination to make these solo (so to speak) stories work quite as well as, say, Captain America: The Winter

The Deuce: “My Name is Ruby” Season 1 Finale Review

“It’s the Deuce,” Vincent says to a shaken Abby after the grime and grit of 1970s New York takes its latest casualty. The Deuce hasn’t necessarily been touting Vincent as its hero over the

Novitiate Review: The Crossroads of Love and Sacrifice

Changes in the Catholic Church have always raised controversy. In just the past few years, for example, Pope Francis has made adjustments to the Church’s viewpoints and relaxed its take on gay